This is a review of a split 7 inch between Oakland, California's Augurs and Deathgrave which will be released by Sentinent Ruin Laboratories on March 17, 2015 and we will start off the review with Augurs a band that plays a mixture of black metal, doom and crust.
Their side of the split starts off with a very dark and heavy sound that starts to speed up a few seconds later and bring s in elements of crust, and black metal screams along with a decent amount of blast beats and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear a small amount of doom and post metal in the bands musical style as well as some deep growls, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover depressive themes and towards the end the music gets melodic and also incorporates a brief guitar lead.
In my opinion Augurs are a very great sounding mixture of black metal, doom and crust and if you are a fan of those musical genre, you should check out this band.
Next up is Deathgrave a band that plays a brutal mixture of power violence, crust and grind.
Their side of the split starts out with a very heavy guitar sound and high pitched screams before speeding up and adding in blast beats that also take their music into more of a brutal grindcore direction and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a small amount of growls being added onto later songs the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent and hateful themes.
In my opinion Deathgrave are a very great sounding mixture of grindcore, crust and power violence and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Hugged In Half".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to fans of black metal, doom, grind, power violence and crust. 8 out of 10.